Tag: bison

Nature Photo of the Week: Spring Evening at Mud Volcano

Written by | May 23rd, 2013

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Spring evenings at Yellowstone National Park’s Mud Volcano prove to be a busy time for wildlife! Flickr photographer Jon Taylor Montana captured this image of bison and bears out for an evening stroll.

5 Fun Facts About Animals in ‘North America’

Written by | May 22nd, 2013

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The Discovery Channel’s new series “North America” will go inside the lives of grizzly bears, red foxes and other animals. Until the next episode, get your animal fix here.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 3

Written by | April 3rd, 2013

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What goes great with that morning caffeine buzz? The Green Buzz.

  1. “Unprecedented” dolphin deaths in the Gulf linked to BP oil spill? (Huffington Post)
  2. Giant ocean garbage patches, meet your match. (And a teen invented it, to boot!) (Treehugger)
  3. The Exxon crude oil spill in Arkansas is a big mess — and is reinvigorating the Keystone Pipeline debate. (National Geographic)
  4. Leopards and humans are peaceful neighbors in this area of western India. (MNN)
  5. Bison aren’t home on the range yet: efforts to restore their populations meet resistance in Montana. (New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Monday, February 4

Written by | February 4th, 2013

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You’ll never look at Fluffy the same way again.

  1. Kitties=stone-cold killers. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Two new bills floating around the Montana legislature propose zero tolerance… for wild bison. (Green)
  3. Thanks to Google Street View, you can now hike the Grand Canyon without hiking the Grand Canyon. (Treehugger)
  4. This eco-friendly brewery is powered by beer. (Humans, use caution.) (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Japan’s whaling industry: “dead in the water”? (Guardian)

Nature Photo of the Week: Grand Bison

Written by | November 30th, 2012

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A photograph has the ability to transport the viewer immediately to a far away location. Instead of being behind a computer right now, I feel as though I’m a mere 20 feet from this majestic bison. Thanks to Flickr user surfwax for taking us all on a virtual vacation to Grand Teton National Park and […]

Bison Bellows & Bones: Student-Scientists on the Prairie

Written by | October 10th, 2012

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Follow bison herds; record bison as they fight, bellow and urinate on themselves; collect bison bones; repeat. It’s just another “day at the office” for these student researchers from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Prescribed Burning Helps Save the Family Ranch

Written by | September 27th, 2012

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A new study from the Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in Nebraska shows that prescribed burning of grasslands could be the key to sustainable family ranching.

America’s Exceptional Conservation Tradition Hangs in the Balance

Written by | February 4th, 2011

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One aspect of our history very clearly sets us apart from the rest of the world. Our director of U.S. government relations says it’s at risk now more than ever. Can a single initiative turn the tide?

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2010

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Get your green news on with these five great links:

  1. Younger Americans are disturbingly apathetic toward climate change. Kids these days… (Yale e360)
  2. Scientists debate the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases. (Scientific American)
  3. A new “tacoshed” project calculates the carbon footprint of the world’s/my favorite Mexican delicacy. (GreenBiz)
  4. Just one of the many reasons why healthy coral reefs are so crucial: they produce clouds and affect coastal precipitation. (Mongabay)
  5. Does the U.S. have enough space to allow bison to thrive? (dotEarth)

Studying Wildlife to Death?

Written by | July 8th, 2009

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Are conservationists studying some wildlife to death? Writer Cat Urbigkit ponders the question in an interesting post on the Querencia blog about impacts of radio collars on bison and other animals. She includes pictures of collars rubbing animals’ necks raw, and wonders: Is all this really necessary? Noting the intrusive nature of collars, Urbigkit writes: “I […]

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